Lady Gaga is no longer welcomed in China. The propaganda department of the Communist party reportedly issued instructions to block Lady Gaga’s repertoire in the country after the famous singer met with Dalai Lama.
Lady Gaga met with the exiled spiritual leader last Sunday. The two of them talked about yoga, mental health, meditation and the importance of kindness in today’s violent world.
The 19-minute video of their meeting was released on the American singer’s Facebook account.
Beijing didn’t agree with the meeting. There was an angry reaction from the reps of the Communist Party and Dalai Lama was verbally attacked with words saying that he is a “wolf in monk’s robes.”
Dalai Lama was exiled in March 1959. To this day he says that he only wants bigger autonomy for Tibetans from Chinese rule. But the rulers in China think of him as someone who is trying to separate the Himalayan region from China and endorse a theocratic rule in Tibet.
As a result of China’s angry reaction, Lady Gaga’s repertoire was banned in the mainland. Chinese media organizations and websites were instructed to stop distributing and uploading Lady Gaga’s songs as a sign of the country’s frustration.
The propaganda department also ordered party-controlled news agencies to keep a position against the meeting.
When a foreign reporter asked a spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry whether the meeting will create a “bad romance” between China and the singer, spokesperson Hong Lei said “Who?” showing ignorance of Lady Gaga’s existence.